Cadeaux #3


 “Plagiarism is necessary. It is implied in the idea of progress. It clasps the author’s sentence tight, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, replaces it with the right idea.”

— Comte de Lautréamont 







VIII. For Guillaume Apollinaire



Fording the flooded causeway 

bridging the bleeding gap 

across the corner of my eye –  


& every time I cross again

dark river & the shadow shores

cold bells rejoice & praise 

these cinders of unreason: 


invincible April eyes

beaming their gentle verdict

as storm clouds burst asunder













“L’amour, c’est quoi?”

Scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s  Alphaville  (1965)


Peter Bies © 2011


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